Finalizer problems..

Micha Julian Pringle
Wed, 17 Jan 2001 10:41:06 -0800 (PST)

Well that bites doesn't it?


On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Alastair Reid wrote:

> > Didn't ghc 4.08-1 just come out in the last couple of months or so? Maybe
> > there have been some bug fixes that deal with this. Of course, maybe not.
> I think Simon Marlow is very well placed to be able to comment on whether GHC
> has the problems Claus reported and whether they're just minor bugs or (and
> this is how I read his email) fundamental to the way GHC is implemented.  (See
> the hall of fame in the GHC web pages for reasons to believe this but don't
> believe the photo on his home page - he doesn't look so glaikit in person.)
> --
> Alastair Reid
> ps ghc 4.08-1 has a major bug in the finalizers which makes it unusable for
> people who need finalizers, the foreign function interface, etc.  (There is a
> fix in the CVS repository but you have to build GHC yourself from source to be
> able to use it.)
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